Georgia Highlands College

"How-Tos" for instructors

1. Make Sense of Copyright Law
2. Copy a DVD
3. Use GHC Connect
4. Take a screenshot
5. Discover Web 2.0
6. Edit video with Movie Maker
7. Capture a UTube or Video clip
8.  Using Blackboard Collaborate
9. Copyright Slideshow

 How to Make Sense of Copyright Law

Copyright Basics

Copyright Documents for the University System of Georgia

Frequently-Asked-Questions about Copyright

 Copyright Quick Guides

Copyright Tutorial: Case Studies & Scenario Videos

  • Copyright 101: (Brigham Young U. Copyright Tutorials . "This course will teach you the basics of copyright law, fair use, and the copyright/licensing issues involved in using a wide variety of materials protected by copyright in your many situations. Includes 3 videos. These 3 entertaining tutorials provide a good overview for students as well as faculty.

Getting Copyright

Copyright Crash Course

  • Copyright Tutorial. "Crash Course" in Copyright from the University of Texas attorneys. "This tutorial will help you learn about how ownership of copyrighted materials works, what is fair use and when and how to get permission to use someone else's materials."


  How to copy a DVD  

The Audio-Visual Dpt in the library (Rome campus) has the ability to record six DVDs or CDs at a time. We can copy + R / RW or -R / RW media. Note the targer media needs to be the same as the source media. We can also copy CD-R / RW six at a time. We also have two DVD recorders that will record R and RAM. We can use these DVD recorders to transfer media such as VHS, 8mm, ¾ inch tape to the R and RAM format. If you need any of these services, please let me know. We will be glad to assist you.

FCTV has the capability to burn DVDs (i.e. copy). They can also transfer the following data formats to DVD: VHS, Beta, Digital, MiniDV tapes. The Instructional Resource Center has the capability to turn your CDs or various other files into DVD's. A "multimedia" PC is available for DVD-burning. For projects which involve more than just copying, IRC staff can assist you in adapting media for DVD.

You should familiarize yourself with copyright lawas before copying existing material!

 How to use GHC Connect


To access GHC Connect, click here. You can use GHC Connect to change passwords and to do the following:
Set up Security Questions to be used if you forget your password
Change your network/email account password
Sign up for Text Messaging alerts
Create a Wireless/VPN account and synchronize your network/email account password to this account
Create a Web/FTP account
Obtain the Intranet password

GHC Connect will be used as a secure delivery mechanism to distribute changes to the Intranet credentials. This change will occur every 120 days. To access GHC Connect, click here:

 How To take a screenshot

You can take a screenshot of whatever is on your screen by pressing the "PrtScn" (Print Screen) keys on your windows keyboard. An image of your screen is copied to the clipboard, wher it is ready to paste into a graphics program. For example, you can use Microsoft Paint, which is in Accessories under the All Programs menu.

But there are better ways to take screenshots, one of which "Snipping Tool," is included in Windows Vista and Windows 7. Snipping Tool is accessed via Start > All Programs > Accessories.  How to take a Screenshot in Windows shows you how to use Snippint Tool, and how to take screenshots in Windows XP.

Shareware and commercial products

  • Awesome screenshot
    Capture, Annotate and Share with Awesome Screenshot, which is free. Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, one-click upload to share.

  • Screenshot Captor
    For additional control over screenshots, download Screenshot Captor, which enables you to capture all or part of what is on your screen or in a window on your screen, and to save this as a GIF (best for line graphics), or a JPEG (best for photos) or a PNG that you can upload to your course. All 3 file types display directly in the web browser window. For most images, especially line art, save screenshotsas a GIF

  • Snagit is even better, but you either have to pay or download a 30-day trial version (which inserts a "Taken by Snagit" message on the shots you take).

If you want to take screenshots and add arrows and "callouts" it is best to use a product like Camtasia, which is designed to facilitate the process.

 Discover Web 2.0

The term "Web 2.0" describes the changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aim to enhance creativity, communications, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web.

  • Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web culture communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, video sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies. Watch Video (5 min).
  • Students Today & Tomorrow. Watch video (5 min) summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime.
  • K-12 students Today Watch video (4min) This project was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills
  • Need for New Pedagogical DNA Watch video (5 mins) discussing the need to develop a new pedagogical dna for schooling in todays world in order to break from the past.
  • Social Networking in Plain English Watch video (2 mins) "We made this video for people who wonder why social networking sites are so popular. We think one reason is because they help to solve a real world problem."
  • Wikis in Plain English Watch video. We made this video because wiki web sites are easy to use, but hard to describe.

 Edit video with Windows moviemaker

You can edit digital video on your PC with Windows Movie Maker, which is included in Windows XP.
This Microsoft site has all you need, including sections called:
1. Get Started: Find out what you can accomplish with Windows Movie Maker, what equipment you need to make digital movies, and how to get footage from your camera to your computer.
2. Create and share movies: See how to create, edit, and add special effects to your home movies and then how to share them with friends and family.

If you don't have Movie maker on your PC, download it here

Capturing web-video clips

►On a Mac, capturing video clips from the Internet is easy. Using Safari as the web browser, go to the site where the video you want to download is located, and get ready to play the video from the site. As soon as the video window appears (there will probably be start/stop controls available) click the start control, and then hold down the Command + Option + a keys. This causes the "active" window to appear, and the movie you are watching will be recorded. When the movie has finished playing, locate the movie file name in the active window, and double-click the name. The file will be downloaded to your Mac.

►On a windows PC, you can capture UTube video clips with a free utility like YouTubeDownloader. Basically, you select the video url from the box next to the video on UTube, paste it into the box in YouTubeDownloader, and the movie is saved to your PC.

Embedding YouTube videos on a web page

You can easily capture a video clip from YouTube and embed it on a web page. To do this, navigate to the YouTube video you want to ember on a web page. You can set it up so that a visitor to the web page (which can be on your GHC faculty web site or on a page in GeorgiaVIEW) can click a link and the video clip will play directly in a window on the page itself. The window includes the normal controls found on the YouTube site and has the capability of closed captioning.

You can have YouTube videos appear inside other webpages and blogs. If the video owner has enabled embedding, click the Share button under the video, followed by the Embed button. Next, simply copy the code that is displayed and paste it in your website or blog. (Note: If the video owner has disabled embedding, the Embed field will not be displayed and you will not be allowed to embed the video).

You may also change the size and privacy settings of the embeddable player using the options revealed when you click the Embed button.

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing Online Orientation (7 minute video)

Getting Stared with Blackboard Collaborate (pdf)

Copyright Slideshow

Copyright Presentation


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